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April 10, 2016
By Max Templin
April 2, 2016
Concordia Gardens Urban Farm is 1.5 acres of community garden, urban orchard and production farm in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood. In Wisconsin, 29% of adults are obese, disproportionately affecting low-income populations like Harambee.
March 26, 2016
Being a part of the program kindled her passion for socially and environmentally just and nutritious food systems, and she says it gave her the extra push she needed to incorporate thinking about the food system into every part of her life.
March 14, 2016
St. Ann Center’s new Bucyrus Campus will soon be branching out, literally. The Campus, at 2450 West North Avenue, was chosen as the winner of one of five new community orchards awarded by Victory Garden Initiative (VGI).
March 11, 2016
Recently the Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) ushered in the hope for spring when they announced the winners of five new community orchards that will be planted in April.
March 5, 2016
By Maria Duryee
February 9, 2016
By Erik Hanley An orchard of trees bearing fruit and nuts could take root on two lots in Hales Corners. That's assuming the village wins the trees in Fruity Nutty 5 orchard contest.
February 3, 2016
by Gretchen Mead, Executive Director
February 3, 2016
by Gretchen Mead, Executive Director Last week I had the great honor to sit in front of my son’s 1st and 2nd grade class. These 6- through 8-year-olds interviewed me about what Victory Garden Initiative does, asking me: “What inspires you?” and “Do you grow peaches?”
December 30, 2015
The Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ is the NATION'S LARGEST GARDEN-BUILDING EVENT!
December 23, 2015
Every year, Food Tank highlights organizations that contribute to creating a more sustainable global food system by protecting biodiversity, producing valuable agricultural research, fighting hunger, and much more. One of those organizations is our member Victory Garden Initiative.
December 5, 2015
Dear Friends, You could call it serendipity, but I call it intention.
December 3, 2015
by Natalie Kane (Events and Outreach Intern)
November 6, 2015
The Fruity Nutty Five Contest is now accepting entries! Organize your community. Plan an urban orchard or food forest. Share your plan with us. Win an orchard. It's that simple!
October 19, 2015
The Food Leader Certificate Program teaches emerging food leaders to grow their own food, learn about the food system, and lead food projects in their communities. Food Leaders who complete the full program will graduate with a formal certificate.
October 2, 2015
by Gretchen Mead, Executive Director Dear Friends,